If you’ve ever gone skiing before, you know how exhilarating and beautiful it can be. However, strapping two pieces of wood to your feet and plummeting down a mountain is not for the faint of heart… so it’s important to learn how first. The problem with beginning skiers isn’t the forward movement… it’s turning and stopping. Many rookies wait until they want to move right and then try to turn hard with both feet. That just doesn’t work and often frustrates them. What they quickly discover is that they simply need to look to the right and their body will naturally turn that way. Where they look is the direction they go.
Scripture tells us similarly that what we see steers us toward what we will do. In Matthew 6:22, we read ““The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,” Want to think Godly thoughts? Put yourself in environments where Christ is seen and lifted up! Need to steer yourself to a life of obedience? Put things in place that visually remind you to prioritize your relationship to God over any other. Keep your head up and your eyes focused on God and His direction for your life… and you’ll find yourself racing down the mountain toward greatness.